Location: North East
Salary: Inside IR35
Job Type: Temporary
Job ID: 168842
NRG are Delighted to be working closely with the UK leading infrastructure managed services business for the mid-market. Due to growth and expansion they are looking to recruit 2 Network Engineers on a 6-9 month contract basis
The position of Network Engineer will be a key member of the Network infrastructure Operations team ensuring efficient, productive, and high-quality infrastructure network services and availability amongst multiple UK datacentres. This role will provide technical support to external clients & internal employees.
Provide support for core network stretching across the UK sites and international points of presence.
Handle a wide variety of networking tasks, such as daily checks of network monitoring, cabling requirements, provisioning of additional network resources.
Manage and maintain core and distribution network devices such as Cisco ASR routers.
Provide implementation expertise that allows delivering of high-quality solutions that meet the needs of the core network and customer solutions.
Follow current procedures to document the change or release as well as moving them through the approval process.
Follow predefined principles to ensure that consistency and standardisation of all network projects is kept up to the highest levels.
Perform, with appropriate supervision, a range of scheduled core network maintenance tasks and internal network support if required.
Carry out graphing, monitoring and configuration back-ups for customer billing usages.
Provide additional network support to different departments within the organisation.
Handle customer communications to a high standard including tickets, phone, email requests and network updates related to the core network and customer solutions.
Manage network failures along with ability to liaise escalate to management or deal confidently with third-party suppliers to ensure effective running of network services
Experience in customer service.
Working experience in Networking background (with reasonable large sites, multiple sites), or a similar environment.
Strong experience with using service provider level Cisco routing/switching/firewall equipment, plus ideally Juniper switches.
You will have replaced switch/router/firewall components as well as configurations to restore service to a failed environment.
Experience with routing protocols including MP-BGP & OSPFv2/v3 and EIGRP, ideally in-service provider networks.
Experience with MPLS technologies in service provider networks including following protocols and products: LDP, RSVP, L2VPNs, VPLS, L3VPNs, MPLS-TE.
Experience with Cisco ASA firewalls especially incorporating IPSEC and SSL protocols.
Experience with other network technologies, including HSRP/VRRP/GLBP, STP/RSTP/MSTP, Dot1q, QinQ, LAG/LACP, MTUs, CAM, ARP, CDP.
Experience with CAT5 and fibre cabling and Data Centres cabling management.
Experience with Data Centres network monitoring including SNMP and Syslog protocols.